Saturday, October 16, 2010


In the time of the I.m.f., the moment that dominance preforms the economic bloodsucking of society, at the same time it arms and enlarges its defence against the threat of the domestic enemy.
For fear of a generalized and uncontrollable social explosion, thousands of cops are hired and patrol the streets. Large sums are spent for the purchase of material and technical infrastructure, such as cars, motorbikes, surveillance systems.
All this with the cooperation of industries and multinationals, such as Scoda (with the “kind contribution” of free vehicles to the oppressive mechanisms).
The vague show of strength by the state does not not intimidate the side of the struggle but constantly brings to the limelight the fertile issue of revolution.
It also constantly brings forward the to return insurrectionist everyday life.
The provocative cooperation of the companies with all the security services automatically turns them into targets.
We chose to hit the cops individually at their own homes, the police as a mechanism as well as a company that is in cooperation with it.
So we hit (on wed 6/10):
A cops motorbike in N.smirni area on rodestou street.
A cops motorbike in Daphni, on ethnarhou makariou street (100 metres from where our comrade Lambros Foundas fell in battle)
A Scoda dealership in Argiroupoli, on vouliagmenis avenue.
(thursday 7/10):
Cop jeap of Vrahatiou police station, which was in a mechanics on the old corinth highway.
(wed 13/10):
A Scoda dealership on messogeion avenue
(thursday 14/10):
A cops car in Ag.paraskeui area on karaoli dimitriou street.


Thessaloniki courts SMASHED UP

at the hearing of the arrested 19year old comrade Giannis Skouloudis


The provocative attitude of the cops did not stay unanswered today, comrades attacked the riot cop units inside the court building outside the room the comrade was being held.

The attitude of the comrades was militant. Despite the attack on the riot cops, no comrade was left behind. There were two riot cop units, one in front of us and one on the side (which was just sitting

around). After that windows were smashed inside the court on the first floor as well as cop shields. All the cops managed to do was throw one tear gas cannister which we didn't even realize.

It was answered to immediately with a fire extinguisher by a comrade.

No comrade stepped back neither feared, since all of us felt the rage inside of us for the arrested comrade.

Since the cops did not manage to do anything with the comrades they hit the mother of the accused comrade over the head.

The 19year old was arrested yesterday accused of arson of a car of the national electricity company.

The charges of the comrade are with the “anti-terrorist” law:

“Composing a criminal organization”

“Arson”, “Explosion”, charges concerning the possession, making and use of explosive devices, and “Grievous criminal damage”, and breaking the law “about weapons”.

After arresting him the “anti-terrorist” police looking for another 3 people did a show of power transforming it into an exercise, stopped people everywhere, raided comrades homes and harassed

anyone who looked “suspicious”.

No one hostage in the hands of the state.



Group 4 Murder Angolan Migrant during Deportation (UK)

An Angolan man was suffocated to death by three G4S guards who were forcibly deporting him back to Angola, they used handcuffs and ‘restraint’ techniques which involved putting pressure on his back and pushing his head into his lap.
According to witnesses he struggled and shouted for ten minutes, “i can’t breathe, they are going to kill me” whilst being held down by the G4S guards. Many passengers were pushed away from him into first class to avoid them seeing the reality of migration politics in the UK.
He lost conciousness and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. G4S released a statement to the effect of: “a detainee was ill and on the flight and died in hospital”.
This is the reality of the murderous borders, people who don’t fit into the correct ‘citizen’ model, who don’t have the right papers, who don’t ‘belong’ in the UK are brutally treated and deported with fatal results. Whether or not the deaths occur in the detention centre, on the flight, after deportation, during a dangerous illegal border crossing is irrelevant, the fact is Borders Kill!
Fuck their deportations, solidarity to all migrants and especially the Mubenga family at this time.
No Borders


A p r i l 2 0 1 0
["what was ensured to others by some kind of a mutual good faith, for us, it is safeguarded only by fear, as our "alliance" is now based upon this fear and only, rather than any friendship", Thoukydides, Historiae G12]
“Revolutionary Struggle” armed group live-TV arrests, terror-spectacle and brutal crackdown on peaceful community resistance.
What’s happening at the moment, is the Greek state evolving its own strategy of tension, trying on the one hand to disorientate and construct a scapegoat, in the face of its own economic and political bankruptcy and the pillaging of economic and social gains from past struggles of its subjects, through which it hopes(?) to overcome it. A pillaging, that its own impotent and already “burnt” “little parrots”  are not able to guarantee the much needed consensus, and thus it could’nt be put in any other way than as obedience to the imposition of external and higher mechanisms, such as the IMF and the EU.
The sunken prestige of Greek democracy and its -neighbourhood mobster-like- bourgeoisie (setting the paradigm: “don’t mess with us” and its primitive methodology: violence and public humiliation) makes a desperate effort to get up on its knees again, by showin off military power against its most demonised enemy: the anarchists. At the same time, they are trying to put the latter one step aback, nailed in defense, maybe even hoping for some of them to engage in a military type of vendetta, already lost from the start, but mainly to paralyze radical critique, the practical critique of the streets – where our Class meets.
English: Information on this case can be found at “Act for Freedom” blog and Occupied London’s “After the Greek Riots

Beer and Revolution Archives: The Greek Insurrection audio is up!

Monday, October 11, 2010

With the debut of Beer and Revolution "Season Two" last night, featuring Anarchy Magazine contributor and editor Lawrence Jarach, it seemed like a good time to get off our asses and put up some more audio from last year's sudsy symposiums. A couple weeks ago I posted the audio to John Zerzan's presentation at last January's Beer & Rev and this week I finally got around to adding the presentation on the Greek insurrection by Sissy, Tasos and Peter (which was a big hit). Below I've embedded the first part of what was a wide-ranging and very entertaining discussion below.

The more I reflect on the Greek tour, especially having spent some time with them (and quaffed more than a few beers together here and in the Bay) and seeing their presentation twice, I think it is very likely that their visit will be remembered as one of the more remarkable and influential events in recent American anarchist history. Already I have heard the "Cops, pigs, murderers!" chant ring out at more than one anarchist action across the country. In a time where police murder seems more and more the norm, I expect to hear it a lot more. I certainly feel lucky to have had the chance to learn from our Greek comrades about their struggle.

Follow the link back to our youtube page for the rest of it (it's almost two hours total). As usual, to get the full experience, you really need to come to the event. Since it takes place in a very social atmosphere, the sound quality on the recording is not always the best, especially during the q and a. All the more reason to come out and join in the conversation yourself! While you're at our youtube page, check out the favorites section, because there's some interesting talks there that we think are worth checking out. We add to it periodically, so check back from time to time.

Last night's B&R with Lawrence drew a little more than forty people and was a raucous affair. I hope to have that online for your enjoyment in a few days if all goes well. As usual, if you're coming to town or if you're already here and have something that you think may fit in the Beer & Rev format, hit us up. Maybe we can work something out. These are irregular affairs, in that rather than stick to an arbitrary calendar, we do them when we think there's something worth talking about. As of right now, we do have another tentatively planned for March or April. We'd love to do another one (or more) before that, so hit us up if you're interested.

One of the things we want to do with Beer & Rev is to encourage the discussion of anarchist ideas and the development of critical anarchist thinking here in Phoenix, and to do it in a social way that breaks out of the stale lecture model that so often dominates the genre, as well as to challenge ourselves and our ideas. Suggestions, tips, criticisms and comments are always welcome.

Until all are free: Two political prisoner support events in the valley this week.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

State repression is nothing new to anarchists, it has been a facet of revolutionary and liberatory movements throughout history because, let's face it, systems of power react with hostility to those who desire a reordering of relationships. We saw this earlier this year with the notorious police attack on the DO@ bloc, resulting in a large number of people near the bloc being hit by pepper spray, and five Phoenix anti-authoritarians and anarchists getting arrested and facing a number of serious charges. We also have six other comrades who locked down at the Border Patrol HQ in Tucson and are still facing charges for their act of resistance to the militarization of land and movement along the border, they too need our support.

The further we look back, the longer and longer the list gets of our anarchist and anti-authoritarian comrades who are locked up or facing trial across the country. Some of the most notable examples from the last few years are also the most outrageous examples of the lengths the state will go to disrupt our movements' activities, from the resistance to grand juries on fishing expeditions, to the criminalization of organizing protests, and the distressing pre-crime conviction of Eric McDavid.

Keeping our comrades' spirits high while locked up means that they need support from those on the outside, and I'm glad to help get the word out about two events happening this week that are supporting political prisoners.

Above is a flier for a new political prisoner support event being held tonight in Phoenix, organized by our friends at Stronghold, this event will help those attending network and share information on writing to and supporting political prisoners. This event kicks off at 6:30 at Conspire in central Phoenix.

The second event this week will be held in Tempe as the Phoenix Anarchist Coalition (PAC) is once again sponsoring a 5k Running Down the Walls event this year. PAC has maintained a longtime political prisoner support fund, and has organized a number of events to support and get the word out on our comrades locked up for nearly 10 years. For the last few years PAC has organized a solidarity run/walk/ride with other events organized by the political prisoner support organization, the Anarchist Black Cross Federation (ABCF), all funds raised at this run will be sent to the ABCF for their prisoner support Warchest. It is scheduled for Saturday Oct. 16 at Mitchell Park in Tempe, people will be gathering at 5:30pm. Organizers request that you bring your favorite (preferably vegan) covered dish as there will be a potluck picnic after getting back to the park from the 5k.
Fucking racists

Wednesday, 13 October 2010
 Already several days there are no political rats around me, so I was surprised, but then I understood that I am followed by stupid inspectors, with help of fucking racists who works in place where I go to dinner (but they don't help to cops against junkies who steal bags from women on the street, they work only against immigrants). But, they made mistake, I have sixth sense:) They can arrest me only for minor things, just to sit in prison enough to make money to buy weapon after deportation. In fucking fascism, immigrants have no rights to work in freedom, but we have right to work in the prison (although they pay only one euro per hour). I don't give a shit, just to publish, some people will be interested to know. It will come back to fascists one day, as boomerang, they are lucky I have no money to go to some countries where I can find financiers of destroying of western capitalism. I will fuck them even if I wait several years, fascist politics will not be changed and rats and racists will be always there where are poor immigrants, so, it will not be hard to find them.

Cops fire rubber bullets at students

Johannesburg – Police fired rubber bullets at protesting students who disrupted exams and barricaded the entrance of the Lowveld College of Agriculture in Mbombela on Wednesday.
“Students barricaded the entrance of the college with stones and burning paper. Nobody could enter the college. Police were forced to fire rubber bullets to disperse the crowd,” said Captain Klaas Maloka.
The rampage started on Wednesday morning when about 100 students refused to go to class and started protesting outside the gates of the college.
Maloka said no arrests were made and police did not receive any reports of students injured during the shooting.
“The situations has gone back to normal and the gates have been opened,” said Maloka.
Dumisani Mhlanga, president of the student representative council (SRC), said students were supposed to begin writing their exams on Wednesday but decided to protest because they were unhappy with management.
“We are unhappy with the outdated curriculum. In March this year only nine students out of 50 got their diploma,” said Mhlanga.


He said the third year programme was ineffective and the books in the library were outdated.
“Accommodation and meals at the College are very expensive and it left much to be desired,” said Mhlanga.
Students would continue to protest until Mpumalanga MEC of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration Meshack Malinga intervened.
“The management takes a long time to respond to our problems. We will not go back to class until our demands are meet and the MEC intervenes.”
Mhlanga alleged that two students were injured during the shooting.
Acting spokesperson for the Mpumalanga department of agriculture, rural development and land administration, Zanele Shabangu, said the college management and the SRC were scheduled to meet on Thursday.
“The SRC handed in a memorandum of their grievances two days a go and wanted management to respond today (Wednesday) at 10:00.”
Shabangu said college management felt the notice was too short and there were issues they did not understand in the memorandum.
“We invited the SRC to be part of a meeting today (Wednesday), but they did not attend.”
A way forward for the college and for exams that began on Wednesday would be discussed on Thursday during the meeting.

Guangxi land deal protest turns violent

October 15th, 2010 
October 15 2010
Violence erupted between villagers and police officers during a protest against a government plan to acquire land currently owned by residents in Cangwu county, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Six villagers were detained.
Guangdong-based Southern Metropolis Daily reported yesterday that the fights occurred Wednesday as the villagers staged a protest against the land acquisition deal.
The local government said in a statement that 300 villagers gathered to show their opposition to a proposal to purchase their land. Police officers went to the scene to restore order.
The notice said the villagers damaged police cars and injured several officers.
One eyewitness was quoted as saying that a policeman’s eyeball was punched out and two dogs were beaten to death.
The report said six villagers were injured during the fight.
The local government said the land acquired would be used to store soil from a hydropower project. But the villagers said the land is slated to become a tourist attraction and used for other real estate projects.
A villager told Beijing News that the government is trying to acquire more than 600 mu of land (40 hectares) for just 41,000 yuan ($5,284) per mu. The villagers said they have not received payment yet.
Wang Cailiang, a lawyer on demolition litigations in Beijing, told the Global Times that it is illegal for the government to acquire land before compensation and replacement accommodation are provided.

Friday, October 15, 2010

15 October W L'ANARCHIA Night at the Rat Star Squat in Camberweel London


‘Beneath the Acropolis we go on strike…’

Approximately 100 ministry contractual employees barricaded themselves inside the Acropolis site overnight on Wednesday, 13 October, demanding two years of back pay and permanent contracts. They padlocked the entrance gates and refused to allow in tourists. Guardians of the Acropolis site (Athens, Greece) work in behalf of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism either as civil servants (with permanent contracts) or as contractual employees (with temporal contracts). More than 400 contract-workers of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism have been working unpaid for up to 22 months. These are workers who have up to 20 years of service. The Greek government shows them the door of unemployment. Most of them will be laid off after years of flexible and underpaid work.
The following morning, Thursday, 14 October, the director of the First Inspectorate of Prehistoric Classical Antiquities filled a lawsuit, thus giving excuse to police squads to storm the site. Approximately 80 employees refused to open the gate against police squads, even when cops entered from a side door tear-gassing and beating with fury protesters, passers-by, even (so-called) journalists. There were people injured (unconfirmed number) and at least one witnessed arrest.

Workers remained in the archaeological site, which was shut down throughout the day. The same afternoon, under heavy rain, a solidarity gathering had been called in the presence of police and security force. The assemblers were beaten by police. Two of the slogans were ‘Beneath the Acropolis we go on strike; we think of the slaves rather than Phidias,’ and ‘Solidarity is peoples’ weapon – War against the bosses’ war.’undefined
Mass media mocked the strikers, with hysterical scaremongering for ‘tourists who have traveled from far-flung countries, and will not see the Parthenon’ and comments such as ‘authorities often are sensitive [!] to protests at the emblematic ancient site, particularly as the country largely relies on tourism for revenue’… With the most famous recipe, that of brainwashing, international and Greek media prepares public opinion to accept the brutal repression at all levels.
Contrainfo will publish a special report about the dirty coverage of this issue by the state media.

Blogger Julia Riber Pitt said...
SOLID(A)RITY FOREVER! The struggle never ends until the injustice does!
October 15, 2010 9:09 PM

Thursday, October 14, 2010



During the night of the 13th october, in the city center of Bern, Switzerland, the icelandic embassy has been attacked.The lock was glued and “free rvk9″ was spraypainted on the maindoor of the building.

Trento, Italy, raid on Benetton in solidarity with the Mapuche people


Source: Stampa trentina, 13:10:10 Yesterday morning, when they arrived to start work shortly before nine the shop attendants of Benetton in via Oriola found two surprises: the first, written and drawn with black paint "Mapuche free" on the window and the other, the lock 'blocked with "Attak", the quick-setting glue. Unable to open the shop, the store manager of the great Venetian textile group called for the intervention of the Fire Brigade who had to work hard to unlock the gate.
Also black writing on the window of Sisley who is almost opposite. A few yards away, in Via Del Simonino the same scene. Four girls set to work with a lot of turpentine and large pieces of "Scottex "to clean, not without difficulty, the large showcase of the other Benetton store 0-12, that of children's clothes. Here, too, writings in praise of freedom for these people far away, the Mapuche.
The reason for the damage? Apparently to draw attention to the indigenous people who live in Patagonia and have lost part of land aquired by a company of the Benetton to raise sheep for wool. A story that has become the symbol of the struggle of indigenous people against corporations or other large industrial groups in the West.

County Hall attacked in Nottinghamshire (UK)

13 October 2010
“The Nottinghamshire County Hall was attacked last night with hammers and graffiti. Messages of “Fight the Cuts” and “Fuck Austerity” were left on the walls of the entrance facing the trent, whilst several windows were smashed.
This was a small gesture, it exists alongside all other gestures large and small, which refuse to accept “the way things are”.
We are members of the insubordinate masses, we won’t attend your marches or listen to your speeches. We know the government will keep cutting in order to pay for the banks mistake. We know that capitalism is the crisis, and that it will continue to be.
We will continue to attack wherever we see possibilities. We will continue to attack in solidarity with all those who are abused by governments and banks in the name of capitalism. We will continue to attack in solidarity with anyone who has fought back before us and with anyone who will fight back after us.
The system is killing us and we must fight back.”


Coal trucks locked out at Mainshill Open Cast Site (UK)

13 October 2010
“This morning people locked the haulage gate of Mainshill Open Cast Site on the B7078 with a d-lock preventing coal trucks entering the site and transporting coal to the Ravenstruther Rail Head.
This action was taken in solidarity with The Happendon Wood Action Camp and the people living in the Douglas Valley who are facing an onslaught of coal mines from Scottish Coal. Our actions will not stop until Scottish Coal stops ripping apart the Douglas Valley for profit. “
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National Eviction Team & Scottish Coal Visit Happendon Wood Action Camp For Nose Around

As day 15 of the Happendon Wood Action Camp dawned, two members of the National Eviction Team and three Scottish Coal employees came for a snoop around.
At around 9.00am they came onto site and started taking pictures of people and structures. Martin Leyshon, head of the National Eviction Team seemed rather disappointed when he wasn't recognised. "Obviously new on the block, are you?" he said.
After being followed by inhabitants of the camp and an unsuccessful attempt to break into the communal living space, they branded it a "pissy little camp", jumped into the same security van and drove off.
So far there has been no sign of eviction papers, but Scottish Coal's intentions are clear.
Just one mile away from Mainshill Open-cast Site, The Happendon Wood Action Camp (THWAC) is a base for community engagement and direct action in the Douglas Valley, South Lanarkshire. Come and help us defend the wood from destruction by Scottish Coal, and fight the devastation caused by their relentless exploitation of this beautiful place.
Our first Action Gathering is this weekend - 1st - 4th of October. Hope to see you there!
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A police station has been squatted in London in retaliation against police oppression.

What follows is a communique' from the occupied to the occupiers:

'This is for everyone who has suffered injustice at the hands of the police.

This is for everyone who has been robbed by a banker,

This is for every soldier who was sent to war on lies.

This is for every refugee who is hounded for having there homes destroyed.

This is for the people who sleep on the streets on the outside of empty buildings.


cood luck from act for freedom now!! tell us were you are to come!!!

Prisoners transferred after jail protest

13 October

In the wake of a prison protest at a jail in the western Dutch city of Harlem, a large number of inmates have been transferred to other jails. The prisoners were protesting at a newly-introduced stricter regime.
The prison service confirmed the large-scale transfers in response to local press reports. Prisoners refused to return to their cells on Sunday evening in protest at a new national prison timetable, which temporarily prevents visits during weekends.
The prison governors saw the protest as unacceptable, and therefore decided to transfer a number of the protestors away from the Haarlem jail.

Guerilla Warfare Against Cops

13 October 2010

A video titled “Primorye Partisan” has been making the rounds on the Internet. It was made by a gang of self-proclaimed guerrillas in the Primorye region that led an armed attack against policemen. They are suspected of killing two policemen and wounding six others between February and June.
One of their slogans is “Grab a weapon and save your soul” — something that is close to what guerrilla fighters in the Caucasus have said and done. Imagine that these guerrillas surfaced in the United States and started shooting at cops. I think the public would call them the new Manson family.
The reaction in Russia has been mixed. According to a public survey conducted a couple of years ago, only 1 percent of the population trusts the police. In a recent Moscow poll, the figure was even less than 1 percent.
Most of the remaining 99 percent consider the police and other siloviki as an occupation force of sorts  — absolute scum who abuse citizens with impunity.
Any encounter with a cop in uniform is like running into a hardened criminal on the street. This is particularly true for the traffic police, who have a license to extort money from drivers. But it also applies to the drunken street cops who openly collect protection money from street vendors.
Each time a traffic officer extorts a bribe, even the most nonviolent citizens drive away muttering, “Those bastards should be taken out and shot.”
They don’t do it, of course. Extorting money from drivers is reprehensible, but does it justify killing traffic policemen? Hardly. Even if we believe that the police as a whole are nothing more than a nationwide crime syndicate, this is no justification for citizens taking matters into their own hands by opening fire at policemen. Regardless of how abusive cops are, due process of the law must be observed. Society cannot be ruled by vigilantism.
Violence against policemen, of course, is not limited to Primorye. Cops are shot in Dagestan and other parts of the North Caucasus on a regular basis. Will this trend lead to a larger guerrilla war against cops in other parts of the country? No, and one reason is that there is a lack of young people in the European parts of Russia and in the regions east of the Urals. The only exception is the North Caucasus, where the birth rates — and unemployment — are high. These regions have a particularly high proportion of youth aged 16 to 20, many of whom will never be able to find work. Religious fundamentalism is the spark that can start the fire. The combustibles are already in place.
If 40 percent of the Russian population were also under 25, then the policies of the current regime would trigger serious social unrest. I don’t know which specific ideology would guide the angry youth — perhaps neo-Nazism, some fringe version of Orthodox Old Believers or an exotic blend of paganism.
In any case, after watching the video of the Primorye guerrillas, three things are clear. First, if Russia had an excess of young males, they would wage a guerrilla war against the cops.
Second, that war would enjoy the support of most people — even educated Russians who don’t share the guerrillas’ radical views.
Last, it would not be a war for democracy.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Early this morning police officers arrested a comrade which they accuse for arson of a vehicle of the national electrical company in Thessaloniki.
It is already confirmed that besides his house they have proceeded to raid various houses of individuals of the a/a movement in athens and thessaloniki. They are looking for two more comrades they say were with him.

There is a call to meet at the polytechnic of thessaloniki tonight at 8.30 pm for information. 

Screws in Malandrino prison (high security Greek prisons) are applying new methods of extermination

Fascist methods in the general penitentiary of Malandrinou are being followed by the director Vassilios Gortzias and his agents, who are not delivering letters to the prisoners, sending them back without notifying them, using safety as a pretext when the prisoner is considered ‘dangerous'.

They allege that the prisoner himself should make an application a number of days earlier with full information about the sender, even his phone number, to the Prison Council and receive the appropriate authorisation, which means that he is obliged to know when, who and what precisely is being sent to him.

All this delirium places prohibitory restrictions on the sending of telegrams or letters, deprives communication with comrades, friends and relatives, leads to the perpetration of disciplinary offences, restricts the natural propensity to satisfy elementary needs, the contact with the rest of the world and the obvious right of free configuration of personality, free correspondence, the free communication that is in any case overshadowed  by  codes and conditions. The inviolability and facilitation of free communication and secrecy are the counterweight and  weapons that we have against the moral extermination of the prisoners.



Mapuche Hunger Strikers in Angol End Strike

An agreement was reached today between the 10 Mapuche political prisoners in Angol (several of whom are actually at Victoria Hospital) and the Chilean government, resulting in the end of a hunger strike for these individuals which began more than 80 days ago.
The agreement was reached after hours of intense negotiations between the Secretary General of the President, Cristián Larroulet, the prisoners, and their spokespersons.  According to Larroulet, the details of the agreement will be released on Monday, October 11th.
Jorge Huenchullán, a spokesperson for the Mapuche, said that negotiations will continue between the Chilean government and the Mapuche representatives over several issues, including land, but that the government was willing to take steps that allowed for the strike to cease. Huenchullán also stated that the human lives at stake were also a factor in the agreement, as presumably neither side wanted to see a loss of life.
There is no word yet whether the remaining four prisoners — one from Chol Chol, and three from Temuco — have also given up their strike.
All of this comes exactly one week after the majority of the Mapuche hunger strikers reached an agreement with the Chilean government and discontinued their strike. Since that time, the Chilean government has further altered the Military Justice Code, and reassigned certain cases so that they are no longer being tried under the Antiterrorism Law, both of which were parts of that first agreement (which can be found in English, here).

Lisbon - Solidarity action with the comrades in Belgium



12/10/2010 - Lisbon cathedral woke up in the 12th of October with paintbombs and spraypainted. "The S.E.F and the church go hand in hand. That both go up in flames!" (S.E.F. is the Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras) "Solidarity with comrades in Belgium. Fire to the detention centres!"

Despite Everything (Belgium)

To the rebels over here and over there
It’s not easy to catch reality into words, as feelings and desires always go beyond what is offered by vocabulary. It is however a vital thing to speak, trying to give expression to our thoughts and feeling. Certainly at times when the terror of the state and her troops of order try to silence everything.
For years we’ve been saying that we need space and time to enable us to think and speak freely. This space and time will never be given to us, we can only conquer them ourselves, eradicate them from the reality of thou shall and thou must. That’s why we’ve been speaking and we speak about revolt, about deeds which create space to live, to express our desires for freedom which no longer accept the sickening misery and ugliness of this world.
During the past week, the State chose to fill up all potential space with uniforms, riot vans, undercover police, detention and abuse. The state barely tolerates anarchists that encourage revolt by words and deeds, but during this week it was put all on all to prevent all encounters between the different rebellions which are heating up the social conflictuality in Brussels. And authority expressed itself by its easiest language: terror, that is to say, a systematic and indiscriminate violence.
The manifestation announced for the 1st of October against all closed centres, prisons, borders and against the state was not allowed to take place, no matter what. A prohibition to gather was declared in four of Brussels districts, while an imposing force of order arrested everyone who gathered around the meeting point. At the same time, other squadrons were controlling the neighbourhoods and metro stations with an iron grip. Both the prisons of Saint-Gilles and Forest were hermetically closed of by a squadron of riot police, while in the heart of rebellious Anderlecht the police were patrolling with balaclavas on their face and machine guns in their hands. Hundreds of people were preventively arrested, tens of them were humiliated, abused and beaten at the police stations.
Lets be clear: the state is not afraid of a hand full of anarchists, but fears the potential social infection which revolutionaries try to effect day by day. Since long Brussels seems to be a social powder barrel in which the social tensions are tried to be suppressed by more police and more wounded and dead persons on the side of those who try to confront in one way or another. The social tensions however continue to express themselves in a radical way: ranging from frequently recurring riots in the neighbourhoods to revolts in the closed centres and prisons, from well aimed attacks against the structures of state and capital to a spreading hostility against everything wearing a repressive uniform. The manifestation announced for the 1st of October was probably about to become one of the possibilities for encounter between the different rebelliousness and anti-authoritarian ideas- and this encounter got squashed.
Despite the militarised pacification of those last days, we will continue to focus on this social powder barrel, knowing that each opportunity can set fire to the powder. The proposal for demonstrating was blocked by many obstacles almost impossible to overcome, but other activities will make their way.
Despite the police walls trying to keep us separated, we continue to consider the encounter between different rebelliousness’s as a desirable and necessary possibility. No repressive state blackmail can soften our enthusiasm for this.
Despite the fact that our initiative got snatched from our hands, we are determined, in our hearths and heads, to snatch it back. Despite all, we continue. Nothing is over… the possibilities are still there to be grabbed.
For the moment, four comrades are staying behind the bars of the prison of Forest, charged with complicity to the attack on a police station in Brussels on the night of the 1st of October. Let’s make them feel our affection and solidarity.
Anarchists who won’t leave anything behind
Brussels, October 5th 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Important update: Marco Camenisch has been transferred

Dear comrades,
Marco Camenisch has been transferred from Zurich to a high  security prison in Orbe, without even giving him the time to get ready or tell anyone! This happens after 8 years in Zurich, out of the blue and without any warning!
We don’t know the reasons for this, but can make our own conclusions. We think this is due to his recent hunger strike together with Silvia, Billy and Costa; to the international mobilisations around long-term revolutionary prisoners; to his long-term committment and his contacts with the international movement. Once again the system is trying to isolate him, by transferring him to a high security prison far away.
Solidarity is our weapon: let’s use this weapon by sending cards and greetings to Marco.

Marco Camenisch
Penitencier de Bochuz
Case Postale 150
1350 Orbe

Original article: International Red Aid

Korkoneas receives life sentence plus 15 months; Saraliotis receives 10 years and asks for suspension to his sentence

History has, time and time again, shown us that people suffer from lack of memory. History repeats its self tragically and I am sure that history it self is sick of repeating. We stand by incapable of relieving it of its martyrdom .
Now more than ever, we must lift it from its miserable stagnancy. It is impossible to forget. We cannot forget. We have no right to forget. We have a duty to move here, there, anywhere but not return to our couches as mere viewers of the fate of the above-mentioned “lady” (history). We can show history round the world we trust. A world devoid of inequality. A world where our sweat will at last matter. A world where our life will not depend on meaningless conflict and negotiations nor of course depend on any sort of ostracism or any metaphysical phenomenon.
So, I am afraid we’ll forget and we’ll go back home to the warmth that freezes our conscience. I fear we’ll end up watching the news once again without our action in it. We‘ve started something which we have a duty to bring to a conclusion not to an end. It’s time to awaken history and even on crutches. Lead it under our banner to the country, so much talked-about, the country to which we suddenly got tickets for. Let’s make the journey and let’s leave our entire luggage behind. Let us create everything from a beginning whose thread will look stable and inelastic. What we need is within us. It would be pathetic to let it remain within. It would be to egoistical to digest it. It would be destructive not to share it.
Repeating doesn’t make it perfect, it destroys evolution. I entreat you then not to forget to go out in the streets. History has always slept in the streets anyway.

As it has just been announced: Korkoneas, the murderer of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, has received a life sentence for the murder, plus 15 months for illegal weapon possession. His co-defendant and accomplice to the murder, Saraliotis, has received 10 years. Saraliotis has asked for his sentence to be suspended until the court of appeals; his demand is being considered now (14.30 GMT+2) by the court – this caused a reaction by Alexandros’ grandmother and the atmosphere in the courtroom is now tense.
Film footage of the incident in which 15 year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos was shot dead by police in the Exarchia area of Athens.

o, so u wanna no what happened in greece ??
A cop killed a 15 year old boy in a 50 meters distance. not enough... the country has to pay back like 500 Billions to the EU or I guess we're fucked. Still want more. The politicians and the prime minister, do not attempt to save the country, but steal as much money as they can ! they're ripping us apart.. the financial problem is all over us. So what is going on in greece ? We just do not stand here silent. We only desire a better future...


Text from a solidarity gathering by the self-organized steki of the philosophical school and the Open assembly of the western neighbourhoods at the french consultant in thessaloniki, protesting the deportations of the Roma in france and in solidarity to every persecuted person:

For roughly one year now we have become spectators of a vicious repressive tactic of the french state against the populations of Roma. From June 2010 until today there have been 8000 deportations and more are expected, as has been pre-announced by the french government. Already many destructions of settlements have preceded in the frames of a generalized and racist pogrom against the gipsy populations, as it also happened 2 years ago in Italy. In each system of sovereignty, from feudalism until today, the Roma constitute the first and easier target, while history has shown that the predicaments were and remain a permanent piece of their life. Because of their nomadic way of life and lack of desire or even difficulty of adaptation to the way of life of the majority of the rest of the residents, the Roma often have fallen victims of discriminations. Their resistance toward the individualistic neoliberalism leads to the growth of solidarity bonds between them to cover their daily needs and substantially gives them a form of autonomy towards the law and political-economic frames of the state. They are not under the organization of power and in the laws of the market, and structure their own self-organized communities.
With the “repatriation” of gipsy populations, Sarkozy tries initially to bring up his popularity attracting super-conservative parts of society and arousing french nationalism. His additional target is to disorientate society from the scandals in which he has fallen lately, but also the workers from the abolishment of basic social security, working and social rights that the future holds for them, a fact that happens already all over Europe. Sarkozy invests in the feeling of safety and power of the state, precisely in order to remove the question of crisis (political, economic, social, cultural) from the limelight. In this way he seeks the generalized terrorizing of the week classes in contradiction to the safety and the social prosperity that he offers to the privileged classes.
This policy, if indeed is proved effective for authority, it is very likely to be also applied from other governments, (as already leaked by the media that is “silently” and indirectly happening) that investing in conservatism, they will try they resolve the problems of their internal policy. On the other side, Romania and Bulgaria receive pressures for the repatriation of the Roma in return for the support of France at an economic and European level. The system and the power use their repressive mechanisms towards the weakest parts of society with a purpose to perpetuate their supremacy. It is something that is basically turned against each one of us and concerns us all.

And because we do not believe in the good intention of the European mechanisms, we demand no one gets kicked out of anywhere.

We stand in solidarity to all excluded and displaced.
We affix and claim a world without borders

Bertolt Brecht

Open Assembly of Western Neighbourhoods
Belgrade Pride 2010 is a historic day by Linda Freimane

[Comment] Belgrade Pride 2010 is a historic day

EUOBSERVER / COMMENT - Belgrade has just survived its first proper Pride march after the violent events in 2001, when several tens of LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) activists were beaten in the streets by hooligans belonging to different radical groups and the police did little to stop them.
Molotov cocktail, rock and bottle-throwing anti-Pride protesters battled with Serb police on Sunday (Photo: antitezo)
"Don't worry, this is Serbia, everyone is very friendly," the smiling woman at the hotel reception tells me on the evening after the march on 10 October 2010 when I try to order a taxi. She explains the place I am going to is within walking distance. Her reply comes to my question whether it is safe to go out - just hours ago large groups of men were smashing windows, turning over garbage containers and attacking police officers with Molotov cocktails, rocks and bottles in the vicinity of my hotel.
While walking down one of the main streets I look at the people I pass and experience the same sensation as I have felt every year since 2006 in Riga, when I first started to participate in the organising of Latvian Pride parades, the sensation which arrives just hours after the march, when the city goes back to normal and we all continue our lives as if nothing had happened - I am amazed how LGBT people rapidly return to their invisible closets and everyone shares the same public space once again.
Serbia is one of many countries in Southern and Eastern Europe which has set its mind on joining the European Union. Some of the activists whom I spoke to today tell me that the Serbian government's attitude has changed tremendously compared to just one year ago, when the Pride event was prohibited due to - according to official claims - security reasons.
One year later it is suddenly possible to isolate a large part of the city centre and bring in thousands of fully equipped police officers to protect the peaceful marchers from attacks. It is a welcome change of attitude. But the country still has a very long way to go before its most vulnerable minorities feel safe and respected by the vast majority.
Despite the rioting, this day can be marked in our calendars as a historic day for the LGBT movement in Serbia - it has become the third country (after Slovenia and Croatia) in former Yugoslavia to organise an undisrupted Pride march, which in this case had up to 1,000 participants. One day Pride participants will perhaps be able to march in streets which are not entirely deserted for security reasons and without fearing for their lives.
The next challenge for the Serbian authorities will be to ensure the proportionality of security measures with the true spirit of free assembly and free speech, so that the messages the marchers carry can be seen and heard. But the large-scale attacks against police officers is reason for serious concern and dampens hopes that change will come rapidly.
Social transformation rarely happens quickly. One should keep in mind that the phenomenon of LGBT people taking to the streets has at one time or another been seen as a very provocative act in most parts of Europe. Nowhere did Pride parades start out as the festive events we are now used to in cities such as London, Paris, Berlin or Brussels. Initially, it has always been the courageous few who decided to become visible and to demand equal rights and justice.
When remembering the history of LGBT activism in Europe, it is easy to justify why activists in hostile countries such as Latvia or Serbia stick out their necks: Change does not come by itself. That which is not visible does not exist in the minds of society and politicians. And that which does not exist has no rights.
Today we know which way the compass is pointing because others have decades before us challenged social concepts of homosexuality and gender identity. With several European countries erasing the last traces of discrimination in their legislation by accepting one marriage law for all couples and with a majority of EU member states recognising the rights of LGBT citizens to be the same as those of heterosexual citizens, it feels obvious that social change will also come to the newest and the aspiring future members of the club.
Let us hope that reason will win over blind aggression and hate and that economically difficult times will not nurture new radical groups who try to solve their frustrations by pointing fingers and throwing rocks at "the Other."
The writer is Co-Chair of the Executive board of ILGA-Europe

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Attacks against police targets in Bristol

Anti-police actions on the nights of the 8th and 9th October.

1. Avonmouth police garage was a soft target with 30 rocks thrown over the fence at vehicles.

2. CID regional HQ, Kenneth Steele House, Feeder rd. Plainclothes vehicles, including one sports car, smashed with rocks.

3. Fishing line strung up at 9ft for the mounted police of Bower Ashton mounted police and dog section.

Pick your moment, your terrain. Ambush.

Some angry people are not content to stagnate in silence. We recognise our brains as weapons. Wouldn't it be nice if more people broke away from the British tradition of sitting back and taking shit from cops in the U.K and actually fought back for a change?

Solidarity with all those inside and outside the prison who fight the system.

This is for all those beaten, abused and murdered by police.


Protesters clash with British police

October 10th, 2010

The EDL are living in a dream

"According to the BBC there were 2500 EDL supporters and a few hundred UAF."
Let's have a look shall we:
"Seventeen people were arrested on Saturday after about 1,000 English Defence League (EDL) supporters held a rally in the city"
EDL bullshitting again.
Not too interested in the number of people on the UAF protest. Most of the anti-EDL crowd weren't anywhere near it.
"The general public are actually concerned about islamic extremism which is why the uaf has such little public support"
The UAF has so little support because they are a front group for the Socialist Workers Party, because they cosy up to all the political parties and because they have a history of shopping anti-fascists to the police. Jog on troll.
The general public don't subscribe to the same paranoid loony fantasies that the EDL do and most recognise a racist mob when they see one. That's why Leicester rejected you.
Out of interest, how exactly did the Leicester demo fight "islamic extremism"?


I was stood at the point they broke out of. It was shitly guarded, but there were waaay over a hundred broke out easily. I'd say quite a few hundred. They chased about 30 local Asians and the first lot were followed by about another 60 but then there were tonnes more EDL. They were like a tsunami of signs and traffic cones up in the air. They started trying to pick off the locals that weren't trying to engage with them. They tried to hit my mate who was taking photos coz he is Asian as they ran but I butted the edl guy out the way. Luckily he carried on running. I say "luckily" because there were certainly no UAF around. Only about 20 anti fascists dotted around. The ones I was with were not really fighters and of a certain age. As I saw one of them hit a black/Asian man who was on the phone on his own, they ran and shouted "kill the nigger". There were about 20 chasing him. I started to run but all the locals were way ahead, and looking behind me noone was following but the EDL so I stopped. It wasn't till about 5 minutes on that the police moved from the spot and a good ten before the vehicles followed them. I honestly thought it would riot into the night. It's a shame in a way that they didn't get to highfields because if they had then they would have been outnumbered. Perhaps not entirely by people willing to fight but they don't have to know that!
A far-right group known for staging violent protests against what it calls the spread of Islam in Britain clashed with police on Saturday in a northern English city.
Four people were arrested and a police officer had to be hospitalised.
Nearly 1400 police officers, including some in riot gear and on horseback, were called to contain about 1000 activists from the English Defence League who gathered in Leicester for a demonstration.
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Police said missiles were thrown at them and one officer was taken to hospital. Some protesters – many of them young men – broke away from the designated protest area at one point to confront gangs of local youths.
Supporters of the English Defence League, a right-wing group set up last year, began travelling around the country demonstrating against what they call the spread of sharia, or Islamic law, in England last summer.
The group insists it is peaceful, but critics say it is racist and tends to stir up unrest. On Saturday, about 700 members of a leftist group called Unite Against Fascism called a counter-demonstration nearby.
The two opposing groups had clashed during similar rallies last year in northern English cities such as Leeds and Manchester.




Gay rights march in Belgrade triggers riots


Protesters clash with police protecting Gay Pride march

Serbian police have clashed with protesters trying to disrupt a Gay Pride parade in the capital, Belgrade.
Police used tear gas against the rioters, who threw petrol bombs and stones at armed officers and tried to break through a security cordon.
A garage attached to the headquarters of the ruling Democratic Party was briefly set on fire, and at least one shot was fired at the building.
Around 40 people were injured, including at least two police officers.


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BELGRADE (Reuters) - A gay rights parade in Belgrade descended into violence Sunday as thousands of police deployed to protect marchers clashed with gangs of anti-gay protesters, sparking riots, injuries and dozens of arrests.One official said that 90 police officers required medical attention and two had been seriously wounded in the violence, which spread to other parts of the capital as nationalists and skinheads lashed out at targets unrelated to the parade.
Firefighters extinguished a blaze at the headquarters of the Democratic Party of President Boris Tadic, and witnesses said some in the building were wounded. A Reuters witness said others had tried to climb up scaffolding into the parliament building, but were chased away.
"It's a really sad day for Serbia," Defense Minister Dragan Sutanovac told reporters.
The violence highlighted the intolerance that still pervades Serbian society a decade after the country ousted strongman Slobodan Milosevic, ending its pariah status.
The parade, the first of its kind in Belgrade in nearly a decade, had been seen as a test of Serbia's readiness to become a more modern, open society after years of war in the 1990s fueled by ethnic hatred.
The clashes occurred two days ahead of a planned visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who wants to highlight Washington's support for Belgrade's EU aspirations.
Gangs of tough-looking youths threw stones at police sporting riot gear, smashed windows of cars and buses and looted kiosks. Others sang nationalist songs.
Bloodied police could be seen leaving the scene and witnesses heard gunshots fired toward security forces. Police said at least one gay rights activist had been beaten unconscious and more than 100 people had been detained.
Debris lay scattered across the main streets in central Belgrade and clouds of white tear gas rose from the ground.
"It is a shame for me to march, to stand for what I am, and to have thousands of cops protect me from hysterical nationalists," said Milena, 36, a lesbian activist.
Susanne Simon-Paunovic, a German married to a Serb who attended the rally said: "It was more like death march. The atmosphere was terrible."
In addition to the headquarters of the Democratic Party, a police officer said rioters had also attacked the premises of the Socialist Party, a coalition partner.
Sutanovac described the violence against his party's headquarters as an attack on "Serbia's European path and democratic values."

Solidarity Poster for Polykarpos Georgiadis and Vaggelis Chrisohoidis (greece)

did anyone speak of a
“…A handful of capitalists
have organized a criminal gang
and have kidnapped the proletarians,
demanding for ransom
their labor force,
merchandising their human activity,
their time (which is turned into money),
their own being itself…”
to vaggelis Chrisohoidis and Polykarpos Georgiadis
who the persecuting authorities, exactly because they denied to betray values and people,
accuse them as participators in the kidnapping of industrialist Milonas
anarchists from Serres from north-greece

Anarchists solidarity protest outside Korydallos prison, the main prison in Athens, at the time of the change of the year. This protest happens every New Year's Eve for the past six years. This year more than 400 people took part in the protest that interacted with the prisoners inside through shouting mutual slogans and fireworks. The main slogan was "The passion for freedom is stronger that your prisons".
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A society that punishes/the condition of incarceration/the prison of the mind/the prison as punishment/the rage of the damned will sound on the ruins of prisons/those denying obedience and misery of our era even within its hellholes/will dance together on the ruins of every last prison/with the flame of rebellion avenging whatever creates prisons.

To the prisoners struggle already counting one dead and thousands in hunger strike across greece, we stand in solidarity and anger until the destruction of every last prison.



Keny Arkana - La Rage English Subtitles

1976 - 2000 Greek Anarchists Fight for Freedom

(December Riots in Greece)